A WOMAN escaped with a fine after attacking a policeman at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Nichole Smith, of Craufurd Road, Oxford, admitted assault of an emergency worker by kicking him on March 10.

The 40-year-old also pleaded guilty to using threatening or abusive words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress during the attack.

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Oxford Magistrates' Court fined Smith £100 for the assault, while she must also pay compensation of £100 and a victim surcharge of £32.